The new guidelines have been posted to the National Guidelines Clearinghouse

Guideline Objective(s)

  • To address three fundamental clinical questions: the usefulness of antibiotic prophylaxis for known tick bites, the effectiveness of erythema migrans (EM) treatment, and the role of antibiotic retreatment in patients with persistent manifestations of Lyme disease
  • To assist clinicians by presenting evidence-based treatment recommendations, which follow the Grading of Recommendations Assessment, Development and Evaluation (GRADE) system

The International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society has published new guidelines  that call for patient care to be individually tailored based on patients’ response to the course of treatment.

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Physician CME Modules

The accredited CME learning modules offered on are intended to help clinicians stay up to date with recent developments in this field. Presentations provide a concise review of the evidence, highlighting points that are especially relevant to patient care. Read More

Learn About Lyme

One of the things we do to meet that mission is to provide volunteer speakers for interested groups who can provide factual information about Lyme disease and other tick-borne diseases and how to reduce the risk of infection.  We have volunteer speakers in several locations around the state.  They are available by submitting a request by contacting our

Speakers Bureau Chair;
Rick Dahlman

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House passes 21st Century Cures Act with provisions for Lyme  read more

House passes “rare disease” bill with provisions for Lyme
The US House of Representatives today overwhelmingly passed the 21st Century Cures Act (HR 6), bipartisan legislation that will boost funding for biomedical research at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and make reforms designed to bring new therapies and treatments for rare diseases to market sooner read more

Preliminary estimates released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention indicate that the number of Americans diagnosed with Lyme disease each year is around 300,000 read more

Take your PICC: Increasing the safety of long-term IVs

Are Lyme-related heart deaths worse than we thought? read more

Lyme Disease Has Surged 320% in America read more

Review of Lyme disease treatment leaves out patients

LymePolicyWonk: Delayed diagnosis of Lyme disease has devastating effect on patients

Misperceptions Keep Kids from Getting Lifesaving Treatment for Tickborne Diseases

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